Our domestic shutters are a great way to cover windows exposed to full sun, face busy roads, noisy neighbours or are under flight paths. West-facing windows can receive intense heat from the sun during the day, which will heat the room dramatically and make cooling home less efficient during the hot Australian Summer.
Heat – Heat from the sun penetrates through your windows, increasing internal temperatures quickly and, as a result, air conditioning takes longer to cool the house, or even become ineffective. Our shutters can keep the heat out and save significantly on cooling costs and reduce greenhouse emissions.
Noise – The noise around your home, such as aircraft, traffic, lawnmowers, and the usual suburban street noises can be significantly reduced, by up to 50%. With roller shutters, your home becomes more peaceful with less noise from the outside, so that you can go about your quiet activities with fewer distractions. Read a book, have a sleep or talk on the phone in peace with the audibility of outside noise greatly reduced.
Cold – In winter, closing your shutters captures your home’s existing internal heat and your house will continue to contain heat produced by your heater. So, with heat loss through your windows reduced by up to 70%, it can significantly reduce your heating cost during the colder months.
Light – Eliminate the effects of streetlights, headlights and sunlight and glare from nearby buildings. The shutters are easily adjustable to allow any level of light into each room, from full, unrestricted light, to soft filtered light or complete darkness. Having the ability to restrict direct light into your home has many advantages, such as protecting your carpet, curtains and furniture from fading. Also, for shift workers, it is easy to block out the sun and noise so you can get peaceful sleep during the day. This can also help parents control the light for little ones during nap time bedtime during daylight savings.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to choose a roller shutter company?
5 Things To Check Before Choosing A Roller Shutter Company
1. Check on The Installers Track Record
Find out if the shutters company have permanent, trained work force, or hire contractors to do the work. Some companies outsource the installation of shutters to contractors. The contractor is often remunerated based on the number of shutters they install. Which can inadvertently compromise the quality of the installation, because they are more concerned in meeting their numbers, rather than producing a quality installation. Poorly installed shutters can impact the operation of the roller shutter and lead to maintenance issues. Furthermore, you might experience problems getting a shutters company to service your shutters if the work was outsourced to installation contractors.
2. Check The Quality of The Shutter
Some foreign imported shutters from countries such as China are sometimes less reliable as ‘Australian made’ shutters. Lower price however, does not always mean low quality. There are two factors that can affect the shutters. The first is the quality of the shutter and how well they are made. And secondly, the installation. It’s really important that the shutters are fitted correctly to the exterior and interior of the house to avoid maintenance issues later on.
3. Who is Pricing and Quoting Your Shutters Project?
In an effort to increase sales, some companies hire salespeople to do their quoting. However, sales people will not always have the industry experience to quote accurately. This can result in slightly inflated pricing due to the incorrect scope and scale of the project. Salespeople are paid on performance. So you could end up with quotes for non-essential things just to increase the value of the sale. It’s a good idea to seek more than one quote before making your decision.
4. Check Your Premise Will be Tidied After The Shutters Are Installed
There’s nothing worse than having to tidy up after builders vacate your premises. Clarify with your installer that your premise will be tidied up once the project is complete.
5. Does The Shutters Come With A Guarantee?
You must feel confident that the installer of your shutters will carry out a professional job. However, you can not be totally sure, so ask whether they offer some form of guarantee to give you peace of mind.
At Adshutters, we pride ourselves in providing a thoroughly professional service from the moment we come to price your job, through to when the project is finished. The guy who quotes the work, is the same guy that does the installation. Our technicians have a minimum of 10 years experience. Which means our quotes are technically accurate. You will not be misquoted or rushed into making a decision. We treat your premises as though it was our own home. We tidy away the mess, and even polish your shutters before we leave so they have a gleaming finish. And all of our shutters come with a 10-year quality assurance guarantee.
What are the colours available?
We offer a range of architectural colours.
Do you have powder coated shutters?
Yes, our special maintenance free powder coated colour finishes available, you can match the colour to your window frames.
Do they have a guarantee?
At Adshutters, we have a 5-year guarantee on parts, including motors and a 10 year guarantee on paint, including powder coating.
What are the technical specification?
- Profile Slat Covering 42mm
- Profile Slat Thickness 8.5mm
- Maximum Width 3200mm
- Maximum Height 2600mm
- Maximum Surface Area 7 metres squared
- Weight / metre squared 4.5kg
How can I operate my roller shutter?
Electric 240v (Good for all applications)
The easiest of all operations, a tubular AC motor is placed inside the axle and a switch on the wall, remote control or a key switch can operate the shutter (which can also be fitted with a manual over-ride in case of power outage).
Spring with Key Lock
This is a simple lift up, pull down operation with a counter balance spring inside the axle to aid with the weight of the shutter, which can be lifted with just two fingers. A key lock is at the bottom.
Winch Winder (Good for home windows)
A winch is placed on the inside wall of the room and the handle is wound for the up and down movement of the shutter. We use steel cable on our winch, which is a lot more durable than the standard tape commonly used, which can easily break rubbing on any materials through the wall.
What is the materiel used in our shutters?
Adshutters uses roll-formed aluminium. Polyurethane foam is injected for strength.
Our paint finish is ideal for the harsh Australian climate. Our shutters are taken through a state of the art, three-stage paint process, which includes
- Base coat
- Clear coat lacquer
What are the box sizes?
If you would like to know more about security or bushfire shutters for your home, Contact us for a free measure and quote. Our friendly staff will be available to assist with your enquiries.